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Central New York
Central New York
is the central region of New York State, roughly including the following counties and cities:

Cayuga County – Auburn

Cortland County – Cortland

Herkimer County – Little Falls

Madison County – Oneida

Oneida County – Rome, Sherrill (smallest city in New York) and Utica

Onondaga County – Syracuse (largest city in the region)

Oswego County – Fulton and Oswego

Tompkins County – Ithaca

Under this definition, the region has a population of about 1,177,073, and includes the Syracuse metropolitan area. The total area of the above counties is 8,639 square miles (22,370 km2), which is slightly smaller than New Hampshire.


1 Higher education 2 Media 3 Definitions 4 History 5 Speech patterns 6 See also 7 References

Higher education[edit] The major colleges and universities in the region include Cornell University, Hamilton College, Le Moyne College, SUNY Oswego, Colgate University, SUNY Cortland, Utica College, Ithaca College, Syracuse University
the SUNY ESF, Cazenovia College, Morrisville State College, and SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Media[edit] Major newspapers in the region include the Oneida Daily Dispatch, Syracuse Post-Standard, Auburn Citizen, Rome Daily Sentinel, Ithaca Journal, and Utica Observer-Dispatch, as well as the alternative newsweekly Syracuse New Times. The region is served by several television stations based in Syracuse (including ABC affiliate WSYR-TV, NBC affiliate WSTM-TV, CBS affiliate WTVH, Fox affiliate WSYT
and PBS member station WCNY-TV) and Utica (NBC/CBS affiliate WKTV, ABC affiliate WUTR
and Fox TV affiliate WFXV). Definitions[edit]

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Note: Cortland County and Tompkins County are often considered part of the New York State
New York State
region called the Southern Tier; the ski country demarcation line runs through Cortland County. Tompkins County, which features Ithaca at the end of Cayuga Lake, is also considered part of the Finger Lakes. Oneida County and Herkimer County are often considered part of the New York State
New York State
region called the Mohawk Valley, although the "Central New York" and "Mohawk Valley" definitions overlap, and neither definition is mutually exclusive. Therefore, Tompkins County, Cortland County, Oneida County, and Herkimer County are only Central New York
Central New York
in the broader sense of the phrase "Central New York". Only Onondaga County, Cayuga County, Oswego County and Madison County are always considered "Central New York". The New York State
New York State
Department of Transportation's definition of the Central/Eastern region includes the counties of Albany, Broome, Chenango, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Fulton, Greene, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, and Washington, but does not commit itself to a definition of Central New York
Central New York
per se.[1] History[edit] During the early historic period, the Iroquois
(Haudenosaunee, Five Nations) successfully excluded Algonquian tribes from the region. The Central New York Military Tract
Central New York Military Tract
(land reserved from soldiers of the American Revolution) was located here. Many towns derived from the tracts have classical names. Speech patterns[edit] Many Central New Yorkers pronounce elementary as /ɛləˈmɛntɛri/ instead of the General American pronunciations of /ɛləˈmɛntəri/ and /ɛləˈmɛntri/. The r-colored vowels in documentary and complimentary follow suit.[2] See also[edit]

Syracuse, New York
Syracuse, New York
portal Finger Lakes
Finger Lakes

Syracuse metropolitan area


^ "Central/Eastern Region"[permanent dead link], New York State
New York State
Dept of Transportation. Retrieved 25 January 2009. ^ Dinkin & Evanini (2009): "An Eleméntàry Linguistic Definition of Upstate New York".

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Colleges and Universities in Central New York


Binghamton University Clarkson University Cornell University Rochester Institute of Technology St. John Fisher College SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry SUNY Polytechnic Institute SUNY Upstate Medical University Syracuse University University
of Rochester


at Brockport Empire State
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College Ithaca College Le Moyne College SUNY Cortland SUNY Geneseo SUNY Oneonta SUNY Oswego SUNY Potsdam


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Coordinates: 43°00′N 75°48′W / 43°N 75.8